S52 – His Supplication Imploring GodS52 – His Supplication Imploring God

O God,

from whom nothing is concealed in earth or heaven!

How should what You have created, my God,

be concealed from You?

How should You not number

what You have made?

How should what You govern

be absent from You?

How should one who has no life except through Your provision

have the ability to flee from You?

How should one who has no road except in Your kingdom

escape from You?

Glory be to You!

He among Your creatures who fears You most

knows You best,268

he among them most bent in humility

is most active in obeying You,

and he among them whom You provide

while he worships another

is most contemptible before You!



Glory be to You!

He who associates others with You and denies Your messengers

diminishes not Your authority.

He who dislikes Your decree

cannot reject Your command.

He who denies Your power

keeps himself not away from You.

He who worships other than You

escapes You not.

He who dislikes meeting You

will not be given endless life in this world.



Glory be to You!

How mighty is Your station,

overpowering Your authority,

intense Your strength,

penetrating Your command!



Glory be to You!

You have decreed death for all Your creatures,

both him who professes Your Unity

and him who disbelieves in You;

each one will taste death,269

each one will come home to You.


Blessed are You and high exalted!

There is no god but You, You alone, who have no associate.

I have faith in You,

I attest to Your messengers,

I accept Your Book,

I disbelieve in every object of worship other than You,

I am quit of anyone who worships another!



O God, I rise in the morning and enter the evening

making little of my good works,

confessing my sins,

admitting my offenses;

I am abased because of my prodigality against myself.

My works have destroyed me,

my caprice has ruined me,

my passions have deprived me.



So I ask You, my Master,

the asking of him whose soul is diverted

by his drawn out expectations,

whose body is heedless

because of the stillness of his veins,270

whose heart is entranced

by the multitude of favors done for him,

whose reflection is little

concerning that to which he is coming home;

the asking of him

whom false expectation has overcome,

caprice has entranced,

and this world has mastered,

and over whom death has cast its shadow;

the asking of him who makes much of his sins

and confesses his offense;

the asking of him who has no Lord but You,

no friend besides You,

no one to deliver him from You,

and no asylum from You except in You.271



My God,

I ask You by Your right

incumbent upon all Your creatures,

by Your mighty name

with which You commanded Your messenger to glorify You,

and by the majesty of Your generous face,

which ages not, nor changes,

nor alters, nor passes away,

that You bless Muhammad and the Household of Muhammad,

that You free me from need for all things

through worshipping You,

that You distract my soul from this world

through fear of You,

and that You turn me back toward Your abundant generosity

through Your mercy!



To You I flee,

You I fear,

from You I seek aid,

in You I hope,

You I supplicate,

in You I seek asylum,

in You I trust,

from You I ask help,

in You I have faith,

in You I have placed my confidence,

and upon Your munificence and Your generosity I rely

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